The first season of "The Umbrella Academy" had its flaws, but empathetic portrayals of its seven superhero siblings (all adults bearing the emotional scars of an upbringing under their strict adoptive father Reginald Hargreeves) more than made up for their meandering conspiracy.
In season two, which recently launched on Netflix, The Umbrella Academy was transported to Dallas in the early 1960s, where the Hargreeves must try again to mend their family ties while averting a nuclear apocalypse – an apocalypse they could cause themselves.
Once again, the show takes a while to get good, with early episodes telling our heroes apart and making a few too many deviations from the world of the JFK assassination and Jack Ruby. But once the Umbrella Academy is reunited – and especially after they have the opportunity to face a younger version of their father – the story goes full steam ahead into a spectacular and moving finale.
We have a lot of praise for the show and its adorable musical numbers in the latest installment of the Original Content podcast, and we even get a little cluttered as we recap the latest episode. And before we get into our review, let's discuss the news that Disney will be releasing "Mulan" on Disney + next month for an additional price of $ 29.99.
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If you want to move on, the episode is broken down as follows:
0:36 "Mulan" discussion
18:03 "Umbrella Academy" rating
40:20 Spoiler discussion "Umbrella Academy"